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Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is unclear how long it will take before a decision is reached. While I do hope that the decision is made in favor of the city, regardless of the outcome, Mayor Bloomberg and the city accomplished a great deal.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

A Call to Arms

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy
Remy M. Maisel

Muster your well-placed outrage and your strength, and prepare to fight fire with soda. You're gonna want to start mainlining corn syrup right into your veins. Whoever is for the Big Gulp, follow me!

Mayor Bloomberg's Soda Ban Wouldn't Have Worked -- the Answer Is Personal Responsibility

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Steve Siebold

Yesterday was supposed to be the day that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial soda ban (a ban on 16 ounce containers of sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per ounce) was supposed to take effect.

Katy Hall

This Is Embarrassing For Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's ban on giant sodas was struck down by a judge this week, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling. Bloomberg, who pionee...

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

8 Sugary Drink Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein and Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Do sugary drinks cause obesity? State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, who dismissed New York City's proposed "soda ban," isn't convinced. As...

Bloomberg: Poor Need Soda Ban Because They Can't 'Take Care Of Themselves'

Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he’s still going to fight for his soda ban that was struck down, a measure he thinks will greatly benef...

WATCH: Bloomberg Reacts To Soda Ban Ruling

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the pr...

Ban the Ban!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

One day in the not too distant future we are all going to wake up in the land of "Big Brother" with a list of things we can and cannot do, eat, drink, say, and so on and we'll be wondering how we got there. Well, this is how.

The Daily Szep -- SUPERSIZE

Paul Szep | Posted 05.12.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Palin Cheers NYC Soda Ban Ruling

Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the sale of large, sugary drinks has proven to be one of the most divisive initiatives of his three terms as mayor o...

WATCH: Mika Brzezinski Gets Heated Over Soda Ban Block

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

A judge recently blocked the soda ban set to take effect in New York City — and Mika Brzezinski was predictably upset about the decision. A judg...

Soda Ban Dismissed: What Does It Mean For Public Health?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living

If all had gone according to NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's plan, today would have been the first day without super-sized beverages in New York City...

Bloomberg Responds To Soda Ban Ruling

Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded to a judge's decision Monday to strike down the city's restrictions on large, sugary beverages. He expressed co...

Soda Ban REJECTED

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, hand...

Restaurants, Coffee Shops Prepare For Tuesday's Soda Ban Start

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shap...

Pot Advocate Favors Soda Ban

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.03.2013 | DC

Do you enjoy Big Gulps from 7-11 that hold more than your stomach or "supersized" sodas at McDonald's? If a few candidates for the D.C. Council hav...

The Soda Ban Means More Expensive Pizza Parties

Posted 02.25.2013 | New York

Barring any legal delays, New York City's soda ban will go into effect on March 12, when Bloomberg's restriction on large sugary drinks will official...

Soda Ban Court Battle

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — It's up to a judge whether a first-of-its-kind size limit on sodas and other sugary drinks will take effect in three weeks. Beverage...

'Portion Distortion': Why the Soda Ban Makes Sense

Michael Seo | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

Address the business concerns head on. If minority businesses are unduly burdened by the soda ban's exemptions, level the playing field to include convenience stores, and it would not hurt to tighten up "milk-based."

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Not Be Promoting a Public Health Threat

Kristin Van Busum | Posted 04.03.2013 | Food
Kristin Van Busum

Today's public does not recognize the public health danger associated with sugar-sweetened soda. But with the advance of public awareness, it's possible that images of Beyoncé with the Pepsi logo painted on her lips might be reserved for history books.

Puzzling Leadership Gap as New York NAACP Joins Soda Industry to Fight Ban

Sonia Ospina | Posted 03.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sonia Ospina

While actors in both the government and nonprofits claim to be working for the public interest and should be defending it at all costs, they are ignoring that common ground. Why aren't the leaders of these public service organizations engaging in a conversation around what constitutes their shared vision?

SNAP to It: Why We Need Changes to Food Assistance

Meghan Hall | Posted 03.27.2013 | Food
Meghan Hall

The image of food insecurity now is an overweight child with a low-quality diet, and SNAP should be changed to reflect that. But there are prevailing concerns regarding the ethics of restricting choice for lower-income groups and creating an exclusion that will target them.

How Big Soda Co-Opted the NAACP and Hispanic Federation

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste
Nancy Huehnergarth

It seems unconscionable that the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation are supporting Big Soda rather than their constituents' health -- particularly when their communities have been disproportionately impacted by obesity and related chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and certain cancers.